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Tourism recognises Bekkers’ contribution

Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT), in association with the Port Alfred Business Forum, awarded Martin and Linda Bekker the prestigious Tourism Floating Trophy at the SCT AGM, held at the Royal St Andrews Hotel last Thursday evening.

DEDICATED TO TOURISM: Members of the Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT) board and Port Alfred Business Forum who attended the SCT AGM, held at the Royal St Andrews Hotel last Thursday included, from left, Rick Pryce, Sandy Birch, Michael Wilmot at the rear, Alan Pike, Steve Tredoux, Mike Beaumont at the rear, Zweli Nkwinti, Freddie du Preez, Chris Roberts at the rear, Leslie Theunnissen, Marius Claassens and Mike Hosty Picture: ROB KNOWLES

The Bekkers, the owners of the Royal St Andrews Hotel, who completed their massive renovation project on the hotel in September 2015, were recognised at the 2018 Lilizela Awards as the best of the best hotels in the Eastern Cape.

The Sunshine Coast Tourism Award was awarded in recognition of the significant investment made by Martin and Linda in the Royal St Andrews Hotel and in the region. In addition, the award recognises the international exposure and impact that a R5-million sponsorship over five years granted by Martin and Linda Bekker to the Amanzi Festival is having on the town, it people and its economy. The festival, which took place over the 2018 Easter holidays meant that, for the first time, the number of visitors to the town was equal to the peak period at Christmas.

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